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Worldwide Augmented and Virtual Reality Hardware Forecast Update, 2017–2021: CY 4Q17

Worldwide Augmented and Virtual Reality Hardware Forecast Update, 2017–2021: CY 4Q17

This IDC study presents an updated five-year forecast for the worldwide augmented and virtual reality hardware market."The virtual reality market continues to grow, and competition among the hardware vendors and platform owners is becoming more intense," says Tom Mainelli, IDC's VP for Devices and AR/VR. "Meanwhile, the AR headset market continues to represent modest volumes, for now and for the immediate future. Mobile AR on smartphones and tablets is likely to garner the most attention from consumers, while commercial buyers will continue to test the waters of head-mounted displays."

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
VR Hardware Forecast
Commercial Versus Consumer and Regional VR Splits
AR Hardware Forecast
Commercial Versus Consumer and Regional AR Splits
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
Maturing Graphics and Screen Technologies
Consumer and Commercial Interest
Inhibitors
High Cost of Hardware
Immature Software and Services Offerings
Unknown Issues Around Physical Impact of AR/VR on Users
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Methodology
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